Sultan Bahu

Punjabi Sufi mystic, poet and scholar (1630–1691)

Sultan Muhammad Bahu (17 January 16301 March 1691) was a Sufi mystic, poet, and scholar active during the Mughal empire. He died in 1691 in Jhang, Punjab.



Kashf ul Asrār

  • The first (trapping) thing which occurs to a mystic is that he gains the power of unveiling and miracles. He becomes haughty and self conceited upon this power due to his Nafs. He gets temporary happiness but remains away from the Closeness and Union of Allah. Though it is a virtuous act according to the creature but for The Creator it is a great veil.
    • Kashf ul Asrar: translated by Ambreen Moghees Sarwari Qadri.


  • Were my whole body festooned with eyes, I would gaze at my Master with untiring zeal
    O, how I wish that every pore of my body would turn into a million eyes— Then, as some closed to blink, others would open to see!
    But even then my thirst to see him Might remain unquenched. What else am I to do?
    To me, O Bahu, a glimpse of my Master Is worth millions of pilgrimages to the holy Kaaba
    • Abyat-e-Bahu



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